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Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

Overall, who do you think?
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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

1 wimbledon to none .. Justine sadly did not believe she could do it..

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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

Martina had a great game that worked well on any surface. I still think, if she'd had conquered RG'99, her career would have been much much better...

Justine's game is built around more on defense than offense which didnt give her the confidence to win Wimbledon.

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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

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1 wimbledon to none .. Justine sadly did not believe she could do it..
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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

Both sucked big time
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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

Henin. Grass was Martina's worst surface, and despite her '97 Wimbledon win, her results in the other years were subpar: one SF, one QF, one R4, two R3, and three, R1 losses.
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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

No.1, AO, Wimbledon and USO champion at just 16.

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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

Hingis without a doubt.

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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

Henin for me. Hingis won it before the Williams sisters were around. Henin had a much better overall record at Wimbledon reaching two finals and three semifinals. Hingis won once, reached one semifinal and one quarterfinal. Henin has four grass titles and three runnerups. Hingis has two grass titles and no runnerups.

On grass Henin has beaten: Serena, Seles, Clijsters (x3), Capriati, Mauresmo, Martinez, Kuznetsova, Pierce, Dementieva, Petrova, Huber.
On grass Hingis has beaten: Capriati, Sanchez-Vicario, Novotna, Kournikova, Huber.

And no offense, but seriously, let's take a look at who Hingis beat to win her title.

1R: Anne Kremer
2R: Olga Barabancshikova
3R: Nicole Arendt
4R: Sabine Appelmans
QF: Denisa Chladkova
SF: Anna Kournikova
Final: Jana Novotna

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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

I voted about the same. Based on achievements Martina's Wimbledon victory tops Henin's 2 finals by far. Martina was the natural born smiling champion which helped her. Her forced exit from the sport was ridiculous.


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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

Henin for me as well. Yes, Hingis has the Wimbledon title, but as BlueTrees noted it came before the Williams sisters took over. Henin had to face them in their prime (2001-2003), and they're amongst the top grass players ever. Her overall results on the surface are also better (more titles, better W/L at Wimbledon) and her wins have been more impressive.
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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

hingis won wimbledon but henin was better than hingis on every surface, henin had to battle with the sisters, while in 97 venus wasn't at the top yet, hingis then was destroyed by dokic, cmon! plus henin had a better serve and a better net game and a better forehand (and backhand). Don't understand the logic of who voted hingis, by this logic schiavone is better than dementieva because won rg...i don't think so.

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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

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Don't understand the logic of who voted hingis, by this logic schiavone is better than dementieva because won rg...i don't think so.
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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

Hingis if we go by pure peak ability and peak results. Henin if we go by overall consistent ability and overall results.

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Re: Who was better on grass: Hingis vs Henin?

Henin.

Hingis's 1997 run is going to be similar to Wimbledon this year if the WS don't play. No defining grass court player resulting in a slightly opportunistic win. The same argument could be made for the last two slams.

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